He added: "Hurt Locker is a very, very strong picture. Of the contenders that are being bandied about it, it's definitely the strongest. "Certainly it's Kathryn's moment. I'm certain she'll get nominated and I would happily lose to her. "I've already got one of those damn statues. I'd be p***ed off if somebody else won, but I wouldn't mind if she won."
Referring to the moment he exclaimed "I''''m king of the world" when he landed the best director gong for Titanic in 1998, Cameron said: "If we get nominated, I believe it's very unlikely that we will win because I made such a jackass of myself last time. “Although there might be some curiosity about what I might do." Avatar has been nominated in nine categories at the Oscars.